Top Tips for Stitchers: Free Book for All

It’s ready – at last!!  If you are a regular reader you may remember that way back at the beginning of the summer I asked for contributions to put together a free hints and tips books for us all to share.  It’s taken a little while as I’ve been busy on another exciting project too (more about that next time) but at last it’s ready.
I’d like to thank everybody who shared some of their essential stitching skills and techniques with the rest of us – I know I’ve learned lots from all their ideas – and now I always keep my metallic floss in the fridge(!) much to Rosie’s confusion! 
You can read the book online here or download it as a pdf here.   And it is of course, absolutely free.
And I am happy for you to share it as much as you want – please feel free to grab the image from this post for your own blog if you wish… and share it with all your friends too.  Just two conditions – firstly please leave all links in place, and secondly it’s not a commercial publication so don’t reproduce it for resale.
I do hope you like it and feel it’s worth the wait.  Meanwhile I’ll be back with news of my other exciting project at the weekend.


I have to know if it is consensus about pulling strands of embroidery thread one at a time. I didn't know this! In fact, I'd assumed I wouldn't want to do that, because I'd no longer be using a twisted thread. I'm so curious!

Oh — thanks for this booklet, by the way!


Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria


Thank you for such a kind gift. I have just started a blog so don't have many readers but I will put a link to your blog in my next post.
Carol xx


This is so wonderful of you to do! I love the one about the gumball machine bubbles. Can't find the perle cotton bubbles anywhere around and this is the solution. Thank you!

Rhonda Ann Reed

Helen, you are a very nice person! I wish I could meet you someday! Thank you for the book – I am pretty new at blogging but I want to put a link on my blog.


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